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'll provide the same benefit to the environment as over 60,000 trees. that's a trend we can all get behind. >>> with the threat of rising interest rates perhaps basically off the table, is it time to think about circling back to the high-yielding bond alternative stocks like the real estate investment trusts. the reits in particular got hammered over the spring and summer as rates soared, many of the investors who had been chasing yield swapped back into fixed income. now the rates seem to be stabilizing at 2 1/2, lower level, certainly way below where they peaked. is it safe to buy the bond alternatives again? check vtr, owns everything from senior housing, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, medical office buildings. this stock peaked in may. it's now down nearly 18 points from its high. now, look at these levels, this stock yields a 4%, it's got the best performance in the group, and you know what, i think it will even just do better with the affordable care act next year. the company delivered $1.04 from funds of operations, that's the key metric, 2 cent beat, better than expected r
's precisely what you should be buying on the sluggish environment. they can increase sales regardless of the weakness in the economy and they buy whole baskets of stocks in the s&p 500 because they know the stocks will top the performance of anything else out there. i know the pattern seems ridiculously easy to game. things are sluggish so the fed will stay friendly so stay in stocks, but it is true that there's still some shock value to hearing how poorly things are really doing, especially when we hear more about upside surprises than downside ones from the companies themselves. however, that's just the way it's been and it will continue to be and it's why i keep urging you to stay in stocks, even after the off the charts segment with the fibonacci queen. i am telling you, you have to be able to book some profits. read my lips, do some selling. get ready for the next washington engendered swoon. they never fail to arrive on time. here's the bottom line, the pattern worked again. many people want to own stocks because they like that the fed has squelched the bond competition and then
, and frankly, we're managing the company much more for a stable, consistent environment. and i would say that march to may period was a little unusual. >> i see. so if you took that out, you would see a much more smooth trend? >> absolutely. and so i think that's really important to get perspective. i think where our stock is now and with the interest rates that we still can borrow at, we can make a lot of hay at ventas. >> in the most recent quarter, we saw you bought $1.2 billion of properties and if i'm right about this, explain it, the yield 6.3% before gaap, that means theoretically to me, your board can think, you know what, we can raise the yield, raise the dividend right off this. >> absolutely. you raise the right point. we bought $1.3 billion in assets, gaap yields about 7.3% and we borrowed for 12 1/2 years up 3%. as i said with our metrics, i think there's still a very constructive investment environment and we grow cash flows internally and through external growth, which in turn allow us to raise the dividend at significant levels. >> okay. now there are people who say, jim,
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. >> not be careful. i mean, it's a challenging environment and it's not just us. you can look at any food company that plays where we play and it's a tough environment. i think part of it it is changing eating habits and part of it is center of the store customers are challenged to some extent and these brand have been around a long, long time and we look for a steady performance in the long term. >> a lot of people don't understand the center store and they may not understand. the notion of a secular change. people snack more. you are moving aggressively in the snack food business including new products that we just got. greek yogurt bars. >> right. >> can you outrun the center of the store, can you explain that to us and go to the snacking section where things are much better? >> we already made a big move there. as you know, next year the snack part of the business will be 25% of sales so we've made a very significant move over to that, and we think that there's going to be organic growth and obviously growth from the acquisitions next year out of that. having said that, we're not forgetting j
transaction environment. and our systems are expected to operate seamlessly. >> excellent. i want to tell everyone at home who is thinking about that, just remember, the smart investor tries to figure out a valuation and gets a good take away, they're going to do their part at the new york stock exchange to get that right. that's scott cutler, executive vice president and head of global listings at the nyse index. stay tuned. >>> coming up -- portfolio protector? cyber security concerns recently helped identity theft fighter life lock clinch a record quarter. is this stock strong enough to keep the bears from breaching its bottom line? don't miss cramer's take. ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ [ male announcer ] the beautifully practical and practically beautiful cadillac srx. get the best offers of the season now. lease this 2014 srx for around $369 a month with premium care maintenance included. ♪ i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical
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